Doing it for years 

As people concerned about what we eat and how it affects the world around us, we are saddened that it has taken NUVO, which we consider normally ahead of the curve, a long time to sound the alarm about the food we buy and eat (Cover, “Cultivating Food Security,” May 30-June 6).

Over two years ago, the Mennonite Center Committee, led by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert, put together a cookbook and community resource entitled Simply in Season, which advocated eating locally-grown, seasonal food. The cookbook is available locally at Global Gifts at 1468 W. 86th St.

We don’t consider ourselves fanatics when it comes to food, but have nonetheless been doing the things your article recommends for years — preserving seasonal food, shopping at local markets, collecting rain water for the garden, growing as much food as our small yard will allow and this year planting a much larger garden at a friend’s house as a “community” effort.”

Anyone concerned about the footprint they leave behind on this planet should also be doing these things; welcome to the new millennium.

Lorie J. Miller
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